9 Fashion Trends To Look Forward to in 2022

With the uncertainty of the pandemic shrouding the end of 2021, there is no better time to daydream of the future and look forward to what 2022 will look like — especially when it comes to fashion. The pandemic had a definitive impact on fashion trends, with designers looking past sweatpants and slippers to dream up fantastical creations for the coming year. Spring ’22 collections in particular were full of optimism and vibrancy, along with an exhibitionist flair for revealing silhouettes — and plenty of high heels.

While the trajectory of the pandemic may still be unclear, what is certain is that fashion in 2022 will be full of big, bold looks, with a little something for everyone at different levels of statement dressing. The more fashion-shy might start with one of spring’s eccentric accessories (inspired by celeb-preferred couture brand Schiaparelli) or go full look with low-rise pants, sexy cutouts, gender-bending mashups and a platform heel or two.

With the spring season around the corner (and most spring ’22 collections slated to drop later next month), here are nine trends to look forward to in 2022.

1. Sleek cut outs

Spring ’22’s most certain trend is already making waves with holiday dressing, with the LBD transforming itself with strategic skin baring. The cut-out trend is also destined for fashion lovers of every level; try a single shoulder or go full-on with the more inventive options.

Cutouts at Paris Fashion Week in September. CREDIT: WWD

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To buy: Off-White cut-out plissé panel dress, $1,700.

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To buy: Amur Lana pleated cutout dress, $418 (was $698).

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To buy: NBD Kody cutout midi dress, $188.

2. Eclectic accessories

There are plenty of look-at-me garments to choose from spring ’22 and pre-fall ’22 collections. But the easiest way to do statement dressing in 2022 might be to start with your bag and jewelry. Schiaparelli’s surrealist bags, bangles — and trippy gold toe boots — are a no-brainer, but there are plenty of colorful, wacky handbags on hand, from Versace’s Medusa heads in neon to clutches and cross bodies that look like cozy sweaters, winter coats or fringy shawls.

Schiaparelli accessories at Paris Fashion Week. CREDIT: WWD

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To buy: Jacquemus Le Rond shearling shoulder bag, $600 (was $1,000).

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To buy: Judith Leiber Couture Hot Lips crystal clutch, $4,295.

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To buy: Petit Kouraj mini fringe bag, $320.

3. Vibrant color

Another easy way to shift into 2022 is to ditch the neutrals for ultra-bright hues. From sunshine yellow and cobalt blue to Kelly green and amethyst and hot pink, all colors of the rainbow are fair game, with extra points for head-to-toe monochromatic looks.

A bright dress at New York Fashion Week. CREDIT: Andrew Morales

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To buy: Bottega Veneta ribbed polo shirt, $1,100.

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To buy: Andrea Iyamah Behati draped crepe midi skirt, $195.

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To buy: Christopher John Rogers convertible button midi dress, $1,295.

4. Gladiators

We’re calling it: 2022 will be the year of the gladiator sandal. The 2010s favorite is set to make a comeback after multiple appearances on the runways for both fall ’21 and spring ’22 collections. Valentino resurrected one of its favorite silhouettes by adding its iconic Rockstuds to full-calf, lace-up styles, while other brands such as Giuseppe Zanotti and Roger Vivier offered up other blinged-out options. Amina Muaddi also did them in her collaboration with AWGE (ASAP Rocky’s label). Invest in a high-quality pair and build your summer ’22 wardrobe around them.

Gladiator sandals at Valentino spring ’22. CREDIT: Courtesy of Valentino

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To buy: Giuseppe Zanotti Danse de Feu gladiator sandal, $675 (was $1,350).

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To buy: AWGE x Amina Muaddi LSD Gladi sandal, $1,510.

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To buy: Stuart Weitzman Gala lift sandal, $198.

5. Spring plaids

A perennial cold-weather pattern and fabric, spring ’22 collections have plenty of warm-weather options, from the iconic plaid mini (and longer versions) to wide-leg trousers. The usually heavy pattern gets an unexpected twist when done on ethereal dresses and floaty tops.

A plaid blouse at NYFW. CREDIT: Andrew Morales

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To buy: Acne Studios Issy Face plaid flannel mini skirt, $210.

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To buy: Alice + Olivia Dylan wide-leg plaid trousers, $415.

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To buy: The Great The Savannah plaid midi dress, $395.

6. The return of low rise

Perhaps the most prominent trend in the return of Y2K fashion, spring ’22 pants have lower rises, strategic cutouts and a clear preference for the exposed belly button.

Low-rise trousers and a bra top at NYFW. CREDIT: Andrew Morales

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To buy: Miaou Iris lounge pants, $120 (was $150).

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To buy: Cult Gaia Tessa pant, $398.

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To buy: GRLFRND Hailey low-rise slim bootcut jean, $235.

7. The platform

The holiday favorite is destined to carry over to spring and summer 2022, with outdoor-friendly wedge platforms and look-at-me platform sandals in bright colors.

Platform sandals at NYFW in September. CREDIT: Andrew Morales

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To buy: Larroudé Miso platform sandal, $290.

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To buy: Loeffler Randall pleated platform sandal, $450.

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To buy: Aquazzura Sundance Plateau woven platform sandal, $556 (was $795).

8. A new era of all-gender dressing

After a focus on unisex basics with the normcore trend of the mid-2010s, the new decades version of all-gender dressing focuses on maximalist pieces that make a statement on all types of bodies, with genderless skirts, colorful jackets and sneakers and handbags anyone and everyone can wear.

Mixed prints and statement accessories outside the Moschino spring ’22 show at NYFW. CREDIT: Andrew Morales

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To buy: Gucci Interlocking G mini bag, $1,700.

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To buy: Charles Jeffrey Loverboy multicolor drape skirt, $269 (was $390).

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To buy: Bottega Veneta Tire boot, $1,350.

9. Statement overcoats to tie it all together

A colorful transitional coat will be a must come spring 2022, whether it’s included in a head-to-toe monochromatic look or a pop on a casual, neutral look underneath.

Head-to-toe color at Paris Fashion Week. CREDIT: WWD

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To buy: Stella McCartney double-breasted wool coat, $1,950.

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To buy: Apparis Cori coat, $475.

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To buy: Stand Studio Gwen coat, $650.

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The Ever-Evolving Relationship Between Fashion and Interior Design

The Ever-Evolving Relationship Between Fashion and Interior Design

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Most people wouldn’t find it hard to believe that there’s only a small leap from fashion trends to interior trends. The wide availability of digital media has further increased the crossover between the two artforms. As interior designers, staying ahead of current trends now means staying current with the world of fashion.

The increased accessibility of fashion has made this easier. Before the digital age, the average interior designer had to wait for the trickle-down of high fashion to magazines and TV. Now, Googling a designer’s name will let you see his or her latest and greatest trend-setting runway collection – as well as any past collection you might want to revisit.

The relationship between the two industries has never been more intertwined than it is today. Ready access to stylish trends has given consumers the means to quickly correlate their sartorial choices with the way they decorate their homes.

Join us as we take a closer look at the relationship between fashion and interior design.

Interior Design v. Fashion: Differences

Despite the clear stylistic overlap, interior design and fashion are quite distinct. Perhaps the most obvious difference is the ephemeral nature of fashion trends – it’s much easier and less expensive (in most cases) to change an outfit than it is to change a kitchen, living room, or bedroom.

Another important difference between fashion and interior design is the source of their respective influences. Fashion is driven largely by social and economic lifestyle patterns, while interior design seems to be driven by the world of fashion.

Fashion designers that use cultural themes and events as their inspiration find success when creating new lines. Green living is a good example of this. Savvy designers used green living as a springboard to create inspired details – organically sourced fabrics, light and clean designs, sustainable production. Elements of the trend find their way into every stitch.

As the fashion movement begins to take hold of mass consumers, it finds its way into interior décor and styles. In many applications, what influences fashion design is only what influences interior design if the trend takes off and becomes widely popular.

Interior Design v. Fashion: Similarities

The internet has leveled the playing field. Clothing designers and furniture designers and consumers all have the same universal access to new and emerging trends. Everyone is seeing the same thing at the same time and capitalizing on it – so someone interested in a new floral collection for their favorite designer has a good chance of finding a furniture manufacturer that has already produced collections with similar patterns.

The most notable similarity between interior and fashion design is that they both provide the means by which an individual can express themselves freely. Both are a medium for consumers to distinguish their personal style and portray how they feel about themselves. Whether it’s through the perfect dress, sofa, necklace, or nightstand, expressing an individual style is a significant aspect of existing in today’s society.

Designers Are Becoming Designers

With the increasing impact of fashion on interior design, more and more famous fashion designers are adding interior collections to their arsenals – or at least partnering with architects and designers to create interior lines that suit their aesthetics.

This synthesis of fashion and interior design gives consumers greater access to iconic couture, including furniture lines that speak to specific fashion tastes.

The Future of Fashion and Furniture

Today’s consumer has an excellent chance of finding a home décor that expresses their taste perfectly. As the world of fashion continues to evolve, interior designers are becoming acclimated to the notion that they now share their space with the fashion gurus who were once only a source of inspiration.

If you want to know where to find the next big interior design trend, we recommend a visit to the runway of your favorite fashion designer.

Maryan Barbara
Maryan Barbara

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